Episode 23: Ben Franklin. Life Lessons


Ben Franklin was a Diplomat, Scientist, Inventor and Writer who helped draft The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. While Franklin’s quirky, incredible life has come alive in Walter Isaacon’s brilliant biography(http://amzn.to/2tOsS5x), today we get ‘Franklin enhanced’ with help from historian Bill Leone. Bill is an adjunct professor of education at Manhattanville College and he also teaches social studies to special needs students in the 11th and 12 grades so his ability to communicate the events of history are unique and incredibly effective. Bill’s approach provides us with what a painless way to get an A on that Ben Franklin paper we never turned in.

We’ve mentioned before, The John and Gib Informal Book Club. We are currently reading Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker: http://amzn.to/2rmF2AC Plus, we recently mentioned a few other books:

Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven: http://amzn.to/2rYlDnk
Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon: http://amzn.to/2thggU0
The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg: http://amzn.to/2uekjgM
Grit by Angela Duckworth: http://amzn.to/2rYlCj5

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